Genre:

Biography

Year: Before 2010
219 found movie
Bronson 2008

A young man who was sentenced to seven years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending three decades in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter-ego, Charles Bronson.

Category: Action, Biography, Crime

Stars: Tom Hardy, Kelly Adams, Luing Andrews

7.1 IMDB Rating 6,957 Views
Rise of the Footsoldier 2007

Rise of the Footsoldier follows the inexorable rise of Carlton Leach from one of the most feared generals of the football terraces to becoming a member of a notorious gang of criminals who rampaged their way through London and Essex in the late eighties and early nineties. It is three decades of his life following him from football hooliganism, through to his burgeoning career as a bouncer, his involvement in the criminal aspects of the early 'rave' scene and subsequently to his rise to power as one of the most feared and respected criminals in the country.

Category: Biography, Crime, Drama

Stars: Ricci Harnett,Terry Stone,Craig Fairbrass,Roland Manookian

6.9 IMDB Rating 4,507 Views
Donnie Brasco 1997

This true story follows FBI agent Joe Pistone as he infiltrates the mafia of New York. Befriending Lefty Ruggiero, Pistone (under the name Donnie Brasco) is able to embed himself in a mafia faction led by Sonny Black. Ruggiero and Pistone become tight as the group goes about collecting money for 'the bosses'. Eventually, the group become big-time when Black himself becomes a boss; all the while, Pistone collects evidence. However, the trials and tribulations of the undercover work become more than Pistone can bear. His marriage falls apart, and to top it off, the mafia suspect a mole in the organization. The real dilemma is afforded to Pistone, who knows if he walks away from the mafia, Ruggiero will be the one punished.

Category: Biography, Crime, Drama

Stars: Al Pacino,Johnny Depp,Michael Madsen,Bruno Kirby,James Russo,Anne Heche,Zeljko Ivanek,Gerry Becker,Robert Miano,Brian Tarantina,Rocco Sisto,Zach Grenier,Walt MacPherson,Ronnie Farer,Terry Serpico

7.7 IMDB Rating 6,827 Views
Spartacus: Blood and Sand 2010–2013

The life of Spartacus, the gladiator who lead a rebellion against the Romans. From his time as an ally of the Romans, to his betrayal and becoming a gladiator, to the rebellion he leads and its ultimate outcome.

Category: Action, Adventure, Biography

Stars: Manu Bennett, Daniel Feuerriegel, Peter Mensah, Lucy Lawless

8.5 IMDB Rating 49,721 Views
Patch Adams 1998

The true story of a heroic man, Hunter "Patch" Adams, determined to become a medical doctor because he enjoys helping people. He ventured where no doctor had ventured before, using humour and pathos.

Category: Biography, Comedy, Drama

Stars: Robin Williams, Daniel London, Monica Potter

6.8 IMDB Rating 3,456 Views
Malcolm X 1992

Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.

Category: Biography, Drama, History

Stars: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo

7.7 IMDB Rating 232 Views
Braveheart 1995

Scottish warrior William Wallace leads his countrymen in a rebellion to free his homeland from the tyranny of King Edward I of England.

Category: Action, Biography, Drama

Stars: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan

8.3 IMDB Rating 9,752 Views
Sid and Nancy 1986

The relationship between Sid Vicious, bassist for British punk group Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen is portrayed.

Category: Biography, Drama, Music

Stars: Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, David Hayman

7.0 IMDB Rating 3,287 Views
Dangerous Beauty 1998

A Venetian courtesan becomes a hero to her city, but later becomes the target of an inquisition by the Church for witchcraft.

Category: Biography, Drama, Romantic

Stars: Catherine McCormack, Rufus Sewell, Oliver Platt

7.2 IMDB Rating 4,304 Views
Get Rich or Die Tryin’ 2005

A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from a life of crime to pursue his passion of rap music.

Category: Biography, Crime, Drama

Stars: 50 Cent, Joy Bryant, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

5.4 IMDB Rating 15,278 Views
Schindler’s List 1993

In German-occupied Poland during World War II, industrialist Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.

Category: Biography, Drama, History

Stars: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

8.9 IMDB Rating 11,242 Views
Mask 1985

Category: Biography, Drama

Stars: Cher, Eric Stoltz, Sam Elliott

7.2 IMDB Rating 401 Views
Heavenly Creatures 1994

Two teenage girls share a unique bond; their parents, concerned that the friendship is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge.

Category: Biography, Crime, Drama

Stars: Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse

7.3 IMDB Rating 484 Views
Raging Bull 1980

The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper that led him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.

Category: Biography, Drama, Sport

Stars: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci

8.2 IMDB Rating 390 Views
8 Seconds 1994

This movie chronicles the life of Lane Frost, 1987 PRCA Bull Riding World Champion, his marriage and his friendships with Tuff Hedeman (three-time World Champion) and Cody Lambert.

Category: Biography, Drama, Sport

Stars: Luke Perry, Stephen Baldwin, James Rebhorn

6.6 IMDB Rating 348 Views
Man on the Moon 1999

The life and career of legendary comedian Andy Kaufman.

Category: Biography, Comedy, Drama

Stars: Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Gerry Becker

7.4 IMDB Rating 3,505 Views
The Pursuit of Happyness 2006

Based on a true story about a man named Christopher Gardner. Gardner has invested heavily in a device known as a "Bone Density scanner". He feels like he has made these devices. However, they do not sell as they are marginally better than the current technology at a much higher price. As Gardner tries to figure out how to sell them, his wife leaves him, he loses his house, his bank account, and credit cards. Forced to live out in the streets with his son, Gardner is now desperate to find a steady job; he takes on a job as a stockbroker, but before he can receive pay, he needs to go through 6 months of training, and to sell his devices.

Category: Biography, Drama

Stars: Will Smith,Jaden Smith,Thandie Newton,Brian Howe

8.0 IMDB Rating 9,989 Views
The World’s Fastest Indian 2005

For 25 years in Invercargill at the south end of New Zealand, Burt Munro (1899-1978) has been working on increasing the speed of his motorcycle, a 1920 Indian. He dreams of taking it to the Bonneville Salt Flats to see how fast it will go. By the early 1960s, heart disease threatens his life, so he mortgages his house and takes a boat to Los Angeles, buys an old car, builds a makeshift trailer, gets the Indian through customs, and heads for Utah. Along the way, people he meets are charmed by his open, direct friendliness. If he makes it to Bonneville, will they let an old guy on the flats with makeshift tires, no brakes, and no chute? And will the Indian actually respond?

Category: Biography, Drama, Sport

Stars: Anthony Hopkins,Iain Rea,Tessa Mitchell,Aaron Murphy

7.9 IMDB Rating 3,787 Views
Riding in Cars with Boys 2001

Seriocomic story based on the memoir by Beverly Donofrio, the movie follows a young woman who finds her life radically altered by an event from her teen years. Born in 1950, Beverly grew up bright and ambitious in a working-class neighborhood in Connecticut; her father was a tough but good-hearted cop who listened to his daughter's problems, and her mother was a nervous woman eager to imagine the worst. From an early age, Beverly displays a keen intelligence and an interest in literature, and dreams of going to college in New York and becoming a writer. However, she also develops an early interest in boys, and at 15 finds herself madly in love with a boy from her high school. However, an attempt to get his attention leads to an embarassing incident at a party, and Ray, a sweet but thick-headed 18-year-old, steps forward to defend her. Beverly and Ray end up making out, and after one thing leads to another, Beverly discovers she's pregnant. Telling Ray is only marginally less difficult than informing her parents, and at 16, Beverly is a wife and mother. Against the odds, Beverly is determined to still finish high school and go on to college, but that goal becomes more difficult with time, especially after Beverly's marriage begins to fall apart. Ray tries to do the right thing but has trouble holding a job, and becomes addicted to heroin.

Category: Biography, Comedy, Drama

Stars: Drew Barrymore,Steve Zahn,Adam Garcia,Brittany Murphy

6.5 IMDB Rating 3,122 Views
Cadillac Records 2008

In this tale of sex, violence, race, and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, "Cadillac Records" follows the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America's musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry.

Category: Biography, Drama, History

Stars: Joshua Alscher,Tim Bellow,Tony Bentley,Tammy Blanchard,Eric Bogosian,Marc Bonan,Adrien Brody,Cedric the Entertainer,Emmanuelle Chriqui,Douglas Crosby,Dexter Darden,Veronika Dash,Sean Shyboy Davis,Eshaya Draper,Shiloh Fernandez

6.7 IMDB Rating 4,053 Views